Building Department

The Building Department issues all construction permits and performs inspections for residential and commercial properties in the Township of Cranford and the Borough of Garwood.

Building Department records are available for viewing online. This includes the status and history of all permits, inspections and violations. Currently this service is only available for Cranford properties, and we are hoping to include Garwood in the future.


***PLEASE BE ADVISED: The Cranford Building Department is currently following up on all open permits by sending out Notices of Violation, and in certain instances, Notices and Order to Pay Penalty, as required under the Uniform Construction Code. To avoid a notice, please call the Cranford Building Department and schedule your final inspections as soon as possible. ***

Permits must be released and fees paid prior to the start of any construction or demolition. Starting the work prior to the released permit will result in a Notice and Order to Pay Penalty. Your permit fee WILL be increased by up to $2,000.00.

Inspection on construction permits for building, electric, plumbing, fire protection or elevator: Final payment to the contractor is NOT required to be made before the final inspection is performed.

Staff Contacts

Name Title
Richard Belluscio Construction Official / Building Subcode Official
Christian Jessen Plumbing Subcode Official / Inspector
Paul Kobliska Electrical Subcode Official / Inspector
Steve Patterson Fire Subcode Official / Inspector
Richard Tunison Building Inspector
Tracy Wenskoski Technical Assistant
Regina Hrynkiewicz Office Assistant